HELP US REVOLUTIONIZE
NETWORK SECURITY PRODUCT TESTING
NetSecOPEN is the champion for open standards in security product testing.
Learn how we're standardizing performance testing for real-world network products.
OPEN, REAL WORLD PERFORMANCE SECURITY TESTING
Network security product performance has always been a bit of a mystery
Without being able to compare products on an apples-to-apples basis, it's difficult to be sure that a security solution will perform the same way in a customer environment as it did in a lab.
WE'RE CHANGING THAT
NetSecOPEN brings together leading security vendors, testing solutions and services vendors, and testing labs.
Our mission? Develop open, standardized tests based on real-world network conditions.
Our standardized testing requirements for network firewalls have been completed, and more standards are on the way.
Open testing standards are a WIN for everyone - except Cyberattackers
Vendors can better meet customers' expectations, increase their satisfaction, and shorten sales cycles.
Customers gain confidence in their decisions while reducing time to deployment for critical security measures.
Testing services can easily certify products. And organizations everywhere can secure operations to stop cyberthreats faster.
We're a nonprofit, membership-based industry group focused on network security.
Membership is open to security product vendors, testing solution and service providers, testing labs, and enterprises around the world.
Members work jointly to set direction and initiate projects -
with the goal that their efforts will result in open testing standards recognized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
NetSecOPEN WOULD NOT EXIST WITHOUT IT'S FOUNDING MEMBERS
NetSecOPEN Announces Publication of
IETF RFC 9411
New RFC replaces RFC 3511, Benchmarking Methodology for Firewall Performance
HARRISBURG, PA, USA, May 1, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ -- NetSecOPEN, an industry-leading consortium focusedon network security, is excited to announce the publication of Request
for Comments (RFC) 9411 - Benchmarking Methodology for Network Security Device
Performance (https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc9411.txt). Authored by distinguished members of
NetSecOPEN, this pivotal document provides comprehensive benchmarking terminology and
methodology for next-generation network security devices, including next-generation firewalls
(NGFWs) and next-generation intrusion prevention systems (NGIPSs).
RFC 9411 addresses critical aspects such as test terminology, test configuration parameters, and
benchmarking methodology for modern NGFWs and NGIPSs, improving the applicability,
reproducibility, and transparency of benchmarks. The document supersedes RFC 3511, aligning
the test methodology with the increasingly complex layer 7 security-centric network application
Ryan Liles, a network security product vendor and contributor to RFC 9411, stated, "The new
benchmarking methodology and terminology outlined in RFC 9411 represent a significant step
forward in evaluating the performance and efficacy of next-generation network security devices.
This will better enable organizations to make informed decisions when choosing the best
solutions for their security infrastructure."
Carsten Rossenhoevel, a test lab representative, shared, "RFC 9411 provides a standardized
approach that allows us to deliver accurate, consistent, and repeatable test results. This
empowers customers with a reliable way to assess and compare various security solutions,
helping them make the right investments for their unique needs."
Amritam Putatunda, a test tool vendor, added, "The collaborative effort in developing RFC 9411
has produced a robust and comprehensive framework, facilitating the development of moreadvanced test tools. These tools will ensure that network security devices can be evaluated
against real-world, sophisticated threats, reflecting the rapidly evolving threat landscape."
The publication of RFC 9411 marks a significant milestone in advancing network security
benchmarking and reflects NetSecOPEN's commitment to fostering transparency, collaboration,
and innovation in the network security industry.
NetSecOPEN is a global consortium of network security vendors, test labs, and test tool vendors
dedicated to creating and promoting open, transparent, and reproducible testing methodologies
for network security products. NetSecOPEN's mission is to drive the adoption of industry-
standard methodologies that enable accurate and unbiased evaluations of network security
devices, helping organizations make well-informed security investment decisions.
For more information, visit www.netsecopen.org
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